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Lagos Employs 400 Health Workers

To engage over 1500 more                     No fewer than  400 health workers have been employed by the Lagos State Government to

FG must address challenges of medical manpower – Cardiologists cry out

The group lamented that despite the fact that cardiovascular diseases are on the rise yet there is a massive brain drain of cardiologists which is induced by poor working environment.

UNDP, Japan assist NCDC with ambulances to fight COVID-19

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Japan, handed over three ambulances to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday as part of

No improvement in young children’s diets – UNICEF

says situation ‘could get much worse’ under COVID-19 Children under the age of 2 are not getting the food or nutrients they need to thrive and grow well, leading to

Work-related accidents, illnesses kill close to 2m people annually – UN warns  

Work-related illnesses and injuries kill nearly two million people annually, largely due to long working hours, the UN said Friday, warning that the pandemic was likely to worsen the situation.

University of Calabar Teaching Hospital performs first open-heart surgery

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) has successfully performed its first open-heart surgery. The hospital’s Chief Medical Director/Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme, in  a statement titled, “Today we

400,000 Nigerian drug users who share needles responsible for spread of HIV  

About 400,000 Nigerian drug users who exchange needles and syringes as a group while ingesting drugs are responsible for the spread of HIV in the country. Dr Gambo Aliyu, Director-General,

MNP patent holder Kenny Acholonu urges protection for intellectual property as Nigeria fights infant malnutrition  

Quadruple patent holder Dr Kenny Acholonu has called on regulatory agencies and players in the Nigerian scientific community covering medical, pharmaceutical, and most importantly nutritional products to ensure recognition and

Ebonyi votes N100m as counterpart fund for health insurance scheme

Ebonyi State has set aside N100 million counterpart fund for health insurance scheme for civil servants. Mrs Mary-Rose Egwu, Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) made this known

NCDC DG Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed Assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation

Nigeria needs documented policy for mental health – Owoeye

Prevalence: 1 in 4 individuals 20 million attempted suicide annually associated with mental health Managing Director, Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr Olugbenga Owoeye has said that Nigeria needs a documented mental

Stop self-stigmatisation – Psychiatrist charges people managing mental illness

Medical Director and Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Pinnacle Medical Services,  Dr Maymunah Kadiri, has charged Nigerians managing mental health to stop self stigmatisation, saying it does more harm than societal stigmatisation. Speaking at

Lagos kicks off administration of Moderna vaccine

Uptake is Impressive – Health Commissioner The Lagos State Government commenced the administration of the Moderna COVID vaccine yesterday at the designated 183 vaccination sites across the State. State Commissioner

West Africa Covid-19 deaths surge amid Ebola and other outbreaks

West Africa has recorded its highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began as several countries grapple with outbreaks of cholera, Ebola Virus Disease and Marburg Virus Disease that

NAFDAC accuses U.S., EU of ‘persistently rejecting Made in Nigeria food’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for synergy amongst government agencies to end the rejection of made in Nigeria food products by the

Cholera: NCDC gives update

Total of  22,130 suspected cases, 526 deaths so far reported from 18 states and FCT    No fewer than 22,130 suspected cases including 526 deaths from cholera have been reported

NCDC issues COVID-19 Public Health Advisory for Eid-el-Kabir

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) today issued a public health advisory to members of the public, ahead of events to mark Eid-el-Kabir, urging Nigerians to take personal and

FG renews Prof. Obaseki’s appointment as CMD, UBTH

The Federal Government of Nigeria has renewed the appointment of Prof. Darlington Obaseki as Chief Medical Director, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) Benin city. A Press Release by the

Nigeria to receive 41.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine soon

The Federal Government has disclosed Nigeria would receive a cumulative of 41,282,770 vaccines through the COVAX facility and the African Union Commission by September ending. It stated 3,924,000 doses of

NCDC confirms case of COVID-19 Delta variant

  The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed a case with the highly transmissible COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.    The Head of Communications,

UNICEF signs first COVID-19 vaccine agreement to supply African Union

UNICEF has signed an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV to supply up to 220 million doses of the J&J single-dose vaccine for all 55 Member States of the African Union (AU) by the end

TB Joshua’s burial: LASG inspects facilities at SCOAN to prevent COVID spread

A delegation from the Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi and the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola visited

Patronage of Nigerian-made drugs will drive job creation, enables affordability – PMG-MAN

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), has challenged Nigerians to patronize made in Nigeria medicines for more job opportunities. The association noted that when locally made

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LBS, Bloom others move to achieve drug security with new research study

Launch new research study to tackle these challenges         In the light of the gaps identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the fact that

Have your eyes tested at least once a year, Women Optometrists urges Nigerians

Offers free eye care in Lagos Women Optometrists in Nigeria, WON, have charged Nigerians to cultivate the habit of examining their eyes at least, once in a year to avoid